Tags: Arts, Media & Leisure

August 5, 2022

Copyright fit for the internet age? Belgium implements the DSM directive (Part 3: New rules governing copyright contracts)

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette (NL / FR). The new law enters into effect immediately (with the exception of a few provisions).

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August 4, 2022

Copyright fit for the internet age? Belgium implements the DSM directive (Part 2: New neighbouring right for press publishers & four new mandatory exceptions to copyright)

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette (NL / FR). The new law enters into effect immediately (with the exception of a few provisions).

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August 3, 2022

Copyright fit for the internet age? Belgium implements the DSM directive (Part 1: Background & article 17 DSM directive)

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette. The new law enters into effect immediately (with the exception of a few provisions).

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September 28, 2020

Prior authorisation requirement for letting property through AirBnB platform is consistent with the Services Directive, says European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice has decided on 22 September 2020 that national legislation requiring an authorisation or permit for the short-term letting of residential properties is consistent with EU law, given that a housing shortage and shortage of long-term housing rentals constitute ‘an overriding reason relating to the public interest’.

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February 13, 2020

Lieven Peeters wins the Client Choice Award in 2020!

One of our Real Estate & Regulatory partners, Lieven Peeters, received the Client Choice Award 2020 for Leisure Industries in Belgium during an ILO event last week in London.

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May 24, 2019

Navigating Belgian nightlife: lessons to be learned from the ‘Kompass case’

On 13 March 2019, the Mayor of Ghent decided to close Kompass Klub, which in 2018 was voted the best nightclub in Belgium, because of drug-related incidents.

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May 14, 2019

Companies beware! New prohibition in Belgium on the abuse of economic dependence

On 21 March 2019, the Federal Belgian Parliament adopted an Act amending the Code of Economic Law regarding abuses of economic dependence, prohibited terms and unfair market practices in B2B relationships.

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January 25, 2019

Commercial space in a hotel: Don’t get trapped in a commercial lease

The ground floor of many hotels provides room for retail space that can be let to businesses complimentary to the hotel: jewellery, car renting, floral shop, (luxury) clothing, etc.

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